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You might want to read "Wealth of Nations" and its discussion on wages-then
compare that with the government definition of poverty (available on the
internet).  Additionally, Naomi Klein's " No Logo" should do you some good.
"Living wage" is also a good concept - see both Smith and Klein.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Polhemus" <bill(--nospam--at)polhemus.cc>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2003 9:59 AM
Subject: RE: SICK PROFESSION


> 99% of those who make minimum wage are high school kids.
>
> This is one of those silly, vapid issues akin to hand-wringing about women
> needing abortions for reasons of health when such abortions make up about
> one-half of one percent of all abortions.
>
> The Federal minimum wage laws are patently unconstitutional and have been
> shown to be an economic DETRIMENT to "poor workers," rather than a help,
> because they assure a limit on hiring on the part of employers.
>
> William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
> Polhemus Engineering Company
> Katy, Texas USA
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott Maxwell [mailto:smaxwell(--nospam--at)engin.umich.edu]
> Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2003 11:36 AM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: RE: SICK PROFESSION
>
> Bill:
>
> What I wonder is how does someone who is paid
> minimum wage (which is essentially below poverty, as I understand things)
> really have "life"...
>
>
>
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